The navy's plan to build three Russian Talwar-class frigates has a less than wholesome odour, says Ajai Shukla. The Indian Navy, clearly, has an appetite for punishment. One might imagine that the nightmarish experience of refurbishing the Gorshkov -- now the aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya -- in a Russian shipyard would be enough to forestall any more such warship building projects. But no! Although the Gorshkov took more than twice the contracted time (118 months instead of 52 months) and ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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